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Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 05:24 PM EDT

Twitter to Test 280-Character Tweets

Twitter to Test 280-Character Tweets

Twitter is experimenting with raising the limit on tweets from 140 characters to 280 characters. The company wrote in a blog post on Tuesday it was rolling out 280-character limit tweets to "a small group"...

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 11:48 AM EDT

Russia Threatens to Block Facebook Over Data Storage

Russia Threatens to Block Facebook Over Data Storage

n its latest attempt to wrest control of the Internet, Russia's communications agency on Tuesday threatened to block access to Facebook if the company refuses to store its data locally. Alexander Zharov, chief...

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 04:01 PM EDT

Equifax CEO Steps Down in Wake of Huge Personal Data Hack

Equifax CEO Steps Down in Wake of Huge Personal Data Hack

Embattled Equifax CEO Richard Smith stepped down Tuesday, less than three weeks after the credit reporting agency disclosed a disastrous hack to its computer system that exposed the sensitive personal informati...

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 06:46 PM EDT

GOP, White House Eye Deep Cuts to Corporate Tax Rate

GOP, White House Eye Deep Cuts to Corporate Tax Rate

The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the penalty for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to...

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 08:46 AM EDT

Target to Boost Its Minimum Wage to $15 by 2020's End

Target to Boost Its Minimum Wage to $15 by 2020's End

Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for its workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020 in a move it says will help it better recruit and retain top-quality staff and...

Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 07:00 PM EDT

Senate Bill Would Make Online Political Ads More Transparent

Senate Bill Would Make Online Political Ads More Transparent

Legislation floated by two Democratic senators would enhance transparency for online political ads, requiring social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to keep a public file of election ads and communica...

Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 08:24 PM EDT

Mazda 6 Recalled; Wiring Short Can Knock Out Power Steering

Mazda 6 Recalled; Wiring Short Can Knock Out Power Steering

Mazda is recalling more than 60,000 midsize cars in the U.S. and Canada because a wiring problem can knock out power-assisted steering and the passenger air bag. The recall covers Mazda 6 sedans from 2015...

Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 04:53 PM EDT

Trade Panel: Cheap Imports Hurt US Solar Industry

Trade Panel: Cheap Imports Hurt US Solar Industry<br />

Low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, a U.S. trade commission ruled Friday, raising the possibility of the Trump administration...

Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 10:08 AM EDT

Uber to Lose Its License to Operate in London

Uber to Lose Its License to Operate in London

Uber's license to operate in London won't be renewed because its practices endanger public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a blow to a company already facing big questions over its...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 02:59 PM EDT

Liliane Bettencourt, World's Richest Woman, Dies at Age 94

Liliane Bettencourt, World's Richest Woman, Dies at Age 94

Liliane Bettencourt, the L'Oreal cosmetics heiress and the world's richest woman, has died at her home in a chic Parisian suburb. She was 94. Bettencourt's daughter, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, said in a...

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